Draught from cab area

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  1. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    Sitting in my motorhome this morning there was a draught coming from the cab area about shin height.

    The doors were closed properly but we didn't have a silver screen on.

    Any idea where the source might be?
     
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    Most likely through the cab ventilation (heater) vents. In some cases you can switch to recirculation (before switching off ignition?) and that will prevent it. Otherwise, drape a large blanket or similar over the dash and down to the cab floor.
     
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    Great. Thanks:thumb:
     
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    Also check around cab doors. Although closed they can allow draughts past their sealing rubbers.
     
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    Draught

    One way of cutting the airflow down is to stuff the hollow cab section up with socks stuffed with nylon material. You can get to it from the front of the seat base lockers. the area is one scource of cab droughts. You will notice an immediate difference once you have done it. You will need long arms to get to it from both seats.
     
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    We have an elddis with an over cab bed. The draught from cab area is quite noticeable, when we dont have kids with is we pull the double quilt down over the seats to meat what ever we can find as a baracade at the bottom
     
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    You should have knocked at 6 this morning i was awake,:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: Lovely looking van though.
     
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    They all do that Sir. If it's Ducato based.
     
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    Has it got overcab bed?If so i replaced the short curtains they fit with a thermally lined pair of drapes to the floor +2 inches and shut the cab area off if really cold.
     
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    Were you in Fairlight?
     
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    Yeah up at the crack of dawn .some bloke was up playing with his new toy.Woke the whole bloodt site up.:Rofl1:
     
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    Open your cab doors and you will find horizontal vents along the rear edges.

    Covering these with duct tape will stop draughts through the holes in the door cards!:thumb:
     
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    Thats a common problem with Ducatos, if you give Glenn a call on Monday, he will be able to advise you further, pleased that you are otherwise happy with the van:thumb:
    Thanks

    Peter
     
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    Popped in to your site on Friday,thanks to workshop manager for advise and look foward to his call.:thumb:
     
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    Shame we never had stickers in our windows,I have posted off for one from Jim.I sort of guessed it was you from early morning posts but thought it would be too coincidental.Maybe see you somewhere at some point.Fairlight not far from us and its nice just to escape somewhere for a weekend thats not to far a drive.Great looking van.Makes pretty tyre tracks on the grass.:Rofl1:At least i can tell the wardens it was you.
     
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    Not sure if you are joking but there was a Swift 590 next to us this morning.

    My playing started about 5am.

    Sorry if it was you:Blush::BigGrin:
     
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    Yeah it was us,:Laughing: Didnt hear you till 6,Julie just said she thought it was earlier.I woke up at about 11pm,the wife was sat up sound asleep with the tv blaring.Did your dome work there?I plotted on another pitch to start but couldn't get reception.That was the only spot.
     
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    She just told me you were up before the Pecker,not sure if she was on about the Woodpecker or what :Rofl1:
     
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    The dome did work yes I didn't expect it to though.

    Can't believe it was you next door:Rofl1:
     
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    I did put 2 and 2 together but didnt confirm it,should have just gone with my instinct and knocked.Nice site there if you like the peace and quiet.We walked up to the pub Friday night (The Oaks i think ) good food and a nice pint.Bit dark walking back.
     
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